Social Studies Worksheets and Study Guides Third Grade. Government and Political Systems

The resources above correspond to the standards listed below:

Illinois Standards

IL.14. Political Systems: Understand political systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
14.B. Understand the structures and functions of the political systems of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
14.B.2. Explain what government does at local, state and national levels.
14.F. Understand the development of United States political ideas and traditions.
14.F.2. Identify consistencies and inconsistencies between expressed United States political traditions and ideas and actual practices (e.g., freedom of speech, right to bear arms, slavery, voting rights).
IL.16. History: Understand events, trends, individuals and movements shaping the history of Illinois, the United States and other nations.
16.B. Understand the development of significant political events.
16.B.2b. Local, State, and United States History: Identify major causes of the American Revolution and describe the consequences of the Revolution through the early national period, including the roles of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin.
16.B.2c. Local, State, and United States History: Identify presidential elections that were pivotal in the formation of modern political parties.
16.B.2d. Local, State, and United States History: Identify major political events and leaders within the United States historical eras since the adoption of the Constitution, including the westward expansion, Louisiana Purchase, Civil War, and 20th century wars as well as the roles of Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
16.B.2e. World History: Describe the historical development of monarchies, oligarchies and city-states in ancient civilizations.
IL.18. Social Systems: Understand social systems, with an emphasis on the United States.
18.B. Understand the roles and interactions of individuals and groups in society.
18.B.2b. Describe the ways in which institutions meet the needs of society.